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Post a Partridge quote or say it looks shit below.
It's an extender
Not my words - the words of Shakin' Stevens
quite excited about this
This is it.
Not a good association (and I can't imagine it could be intentional).
Can't for the life of me think how it wouldn't have crossed the mind of anyone on the production team, and made them think "Fair enough, it's a shit title anyway, and the soundalike association is the icing on the cake: any other suggestions?"
No you're right, they must be evil
I know I am biased to it, being in that industry and all, but isn't it something that is in the public conciousness?
Which I feel bad about as it was obviously huge. I find it strange I've never knowingly come across it when I am aware of say, the Herald of Free Enterprise, which killed a similar number of people and happened a year earlier.
but can understand why it's not well known. For me, it impacts everything I do on a daily basis.
I mean JFC.
not having it that h_y_g gets to put Herald of Free Enterprise forward as a thing that has more awareness.
not people with risky jobs
im not saying one's a bigger deal than the other, i'm saying that the public interest and exposure of one is massively bigger than the other
Once more, a disaster that I don't think about every day.
But when the words Papa Alpha crop up, forgive my beautiful mind if the words Piper Alpha aren't too far away.
To come back to the HoFE example. Can't think of the last time that's passed through my thinking, but if the words Freedom Enterprise Herald (or whatever) cropped up, HoFE would certainly be dredged from the recesses of my memory.
For a forum that happily drops in all sorts of news stories and historical references, there's some remarkable displays of 'u wot m8' going on ITT this thread.
But I think it's also clear from this thread that perhaps Piper Alpha doesn't have the level of public recognition you think it does. I don't know why that is, and as I said earlier, I'm shocked that I'd never encountered before, but I'm obviously not the only one.
It's much harder for tourist-based enterprises to avoid this sort of thing.
Just using it as a personal example of something I am conscious of compared to Piper Alpha (and most of my awareness of HoFE comes from the fact a close family friend was the first British journalist in Zeebrugge when it happened).
Where did I say or suggest they're evil?
All I'm saying is that the sound of the title is really reminiscent of a very well known grim incident, and I'm very surprised they went with it.
That aside, it's a sit title of it's own accord.
but you catch my drift nonetheless. agreed on the shit title
As I suspect it'll put me on some register if I do...?
either by a steel jacket, like Piper Alpha, a concrete SPAR, or a floating semisubmersible, or another type.
A rig is something that is jacked up; a offshore drilling rig for example, floats on the water and when it reaches it's desintaiton, it jacks it's self up on it's own legs. The rig part is the bit that does the drilling, not the production.
Alpha Papa has something of the Come To Pappa vibe about it.
Semi paedo-ish overtone to title of film about an ageing BBC presenter...
"supposed to" was clearly a bad choice of phrase.
gonna go full moker if people carry on pretending they think i thought an oil platform disaster was the actual inspiration behind the film.
If it were to sound like Piper Alpha, it'd be called Papa Alpha. I'd wager.
Piper Alpha is on my consciousness, but this is the first time I'd considered it.
Think you're reading a bit too much into it.
But, yeah, you're right they sound absolutely nothing like each other.
alan partridge. to associate it with piper alpha is absolutely mental. please don't be so silly.
Our that Piper Alpha was an inspiration. That would be utterly utterly mental.
Having the phonetic alphabet thing pointed out, I can now see where it came from.
Defo sounds alike though. And on that basis, I'd have picked something else.
Then again, I had a penchant for pronouncing Ant & Dec's Alien Autopsy film as Alien Auto Spy.
Here we go.
but I can understand that no one might have spotted it.
But the names are pretty similar though. And the Alpha in Piper Alpha comes from the same source as Alpha Papa: they replaced Piper Alpha with Piper Bravo.
that Alpha Papa is the police radio alphabet for AP, and also, it kind of means 'big daddy'.
Can't believe how quickly this sub-thread went tits up
2) it doesnt sound like piper alpha. it sounds a bit like alpha piper tho?
Hectic Danger Day
Love that helicopter line.
Was kind of hoping it'd just be an hour long chat on air and really un-Hollywood but at least it all still centres around Norwich and the station. Count me in.
that was weird.
but i'm glad it wasn't
not a fan of the irish guy out of star trek and shit 90s action films though.
(i saw con air last night)
like a big angry potato. In a non-racist sense.
It was okay. 7/10'
Until next time!
At the end of the film she went OH MY GOD I'VE GOT THIS HILARIOUS JOKE YOU NEED TO SEE ABOUT HIM so i was like alright, let's have a look and she showed me this thing on her phone and it was ok, like a 5/10 in joke terms but she thought it was hilarious so i had to do a bit of a pretend laugh.
There's a story for you
and this doesn't look like being any exception. Why have Partridge running around with a gun when you could have 90 minutes of Mid-Morning Matters?
Along with the I, Partridge audiobook, it's the best Partridge stuff Coogan has done. Beautifully written & performed & stuffed full of subtleties. Absolutely love it.
...but having read all of yesterday's papers by mistake was a piece of comic genius. As was the whole episode, frankly.
It's pretty good, but the BEST Partridge stuff Coogan has done? Absolute nonsense.
It's absolutely brilliant. The quality of the comic acting and timing is really high, albeit understated.
am Alan Partridge.
Probably the biggest laugh Coogan has ever got from me, along with the "I couldn't give a fucking shit" line from I, Partridge.
it's the hair I think
I really like the look of this though.
The whole Alpha Papa / Piper Alpha thing up there ^
Actual 'fucking' lol.
Just surprised thats all.
I'm sure there'll be similar events that I'm aware of that future generations will have no idea about.
I hope the title is an obscure pun on the Costa Concordia ferry crash.
YouTube arguments have possessed more logic than this clusterfuck.
Looks funny enough.
I think their children would have been very insecure...
It's like some bloke from an average London guitar band marrying some Oscar-winning Hollywood actress. I mean, just never gonna happen.
not have a disastrously ridiculous, tangential and irrelevant discussion.
"Have you ever met a genuinely clever bus driver? ":D
the Zeebrugge disaster rather than the Herald of Free disaster. I think it's probably more widely known than the Piper Alpha disaster, of which I had previously heard of.
Anymore ....... disasters knocking about? We seem to go more for dates these days.
And thus it was in the voice of Alan Partidge in my head
Hard to watch it with anything other than low expectations, but all the same, some good laughs.